Even When It Hurts

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Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent?
Who may live on your holy mountain?
The one whose walk is blameless,
who does what is righteous,
who speaks the truth from their heart;
whose tongue utters no slander,
who does no wrong to a neighbor,
and casts no slur on others;
who despises a vile person
but honors those who fear the Lord;
who keeps an oath even when it hurts,
and does not change their mind;
who lends money to the poor without interest;
who does not accept a bribe against the innocent.
Whoever does these things will never be shaken. – Psalm 15

Lord, help me in my despair. Let my mouth shout praise. Let my heart give glory and honor to your name… even when it hurts. I need your grace all the more today. Thank you Lord. Let your joy abound in my heart today. You are good all the time.

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It is called Grace.

What was the one experience that completely changed your life? What happened? How did it change your life?

To answer, it’s by God’s grace. It’s when Jesus died for my sins (past, present, and future). It’s when Jesus touched my sinful heart to see His light. Little by little molding me and shaping me. 

 

8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.

Ephesians 2:8-9

 

 

May the words o…

May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. – Psalm 19:14

Many times the outpouring of my heart (and eventually my mouth) are vile and I catch myself with thoughts that are sinful – even evil. Lord, I need your sanctifying grace. Wash me whiter than snow. Lord, here is my heart. Make it pure O Lord. I love to see you. 

9-11

No, this is not about the 9-11 last 2001. It’s not about that. This is about 9-11 today, this year, 2013.

Today, I want to shout out his name. Jesus! 🙂 How mighty, how wonderful, how awesome He is.  I praise and worship You Lord. Your hands transcends matter. Your being fills voids. Your words are fulfillment already. Thank you for the love you have for me, us.